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Explore beautiful Hubble Space Telescope images from each year the telescope has been in orbit: http://go.nasa.gov/1zQf8zB #Hubble25 
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+Android Police ​gets paid and I don't see ads. Thanks +Google​ Contributor.
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Good review of what looks like an interesting book. Great passage on democracy and rationality:

"But suppose that I believe that my country’s military is the greatest military in the history of the world and that God is on our side. Given such beliefs, I will vote for war. If I believe that my country has an average military and no strong claim to side with God then I will vote against war. Unfortunately, voting sunders beliefs from consequences. The war will happen or not depending not on how I vote but on how others vote. I don’t get to choose the war but I do get to choose my beliefs and if I choose the former, I can bask in the warm glow of patriotism and righteousness. But if I choose the latter, I am an unpatriotic outcast, out of step with my fellow citizens and fearful that the country is out of step with God. Since the only difference in consequence is the warm glow, I have little incentive not to go with the glow and vote irrationally but patriotically and righteously in favor of war."
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Incentive compatibility ftw! I'm glad we can play the truthful strategy here
As bad as many students and parents may think New York’s method of matching students and schools is, it was much worse before economists from Duke, M.I.T. and Stanford tackled it.
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Yet another blow to efficient markets hypotheses
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What if it's a $100 bill, but with germs that cause you some disease costing $1000?
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Excellent piece in The New Yorker about Yitang Zhang and his groundbreaking work establishing that there is a bound on the gap between two consequent primes no matter how far along we are on the road to infinity.

Zhang's example shows that it's possible to do top level mathematical research outside of the academia. Good new for all of us, and... shame on you, academia!
Unable to get an academic position, Zhang kept the books for a Subway franchise. Credit Photograph by Peter Bohler
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Finally got into Google Contributor today as both a user and publisher (for +Android Police and +APK Mirror), which I'm extremely excited about.

Here's a little preview of what it looks like when active.

I understand perfectly how it works (users pay $2-15 a month and essentially become bidders on AdSense, then outbid some ads with their own contributions, except instead of ads, they win essentially blank space), and while it's not exactly what I'd hoped for, there is no downside for us to have it on.

Unfortunately, it means users will definitely still see ads when their Contributor account doesn't outbid them, and they'll see ads that aren't powered by AdSense.

The cool part is you can assign to only spend your monthly contribution on certain sites, meaning you'll hopefully see even fewer ads on the sites you visit most.

Google says millions of sites are already active in the Contributor program. I'm not sure how many paying users they have though.

I'll be sharing a lot more details in the coming days. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Google Contributor in action and go put your name down on the waiting list if you want to participate in the future (https://www.google.com/contributor).
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Google starts inviting more people to its Contributor service, which gives websites an alternative to advertising by asking people to pay a monthly fee.
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How do you write this article without mentioning existing smart watches once in the entire piece, and describing features that already exist in #androidwear as completely original?

That said, it mentions a couple of cool hardware features that I haven't heard of: force sensitive touch screen, different vibrate-like notifications.
The inside story of the Apple Watch: the people who made it, why it's important, and just how much the world's largest company has riding on it.
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We usually think of woolly mammoths as purely Ice Age creatures. But while most did indeed die out 10,000 years ago, one tiny population endured on isolated Wrangel Island until 1650 BCE. So why did they finally go extinct?
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Therefore, in this dilemma of mine, please point out to me that resplendent and eternal state, devoid of pain, doubt and delusion. How could the great ones manage to avoid the pain in this world? Will someone unlock to me the real mysteries?
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